Sure, the new Fiesta ST and 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine took the majority of 2014 Fiesta-related headlines, but that doesn't mean the rest of the range was left untouched. As you can see, styling has been updated, most notably up front, where a new fascia brings the pint-size hatch in line with the well-received Fusion. There will also be a new palette of colors and graphics for owners to personalize.

Inside, Ford has equipped the 2014 Fiesta with new technology bits that include MyFord Touch with a 6.5-inch screen to go along with Sync with AppLink, including Bluetooth and a suite of smartphone apps. MyKey also appears in the Fiesta for 2014, so parents can keep closer tabs on their youngin's driving habits.

In addition to the 1.0 three-cyinder and the ST's 1.6 EcoBoost mills, the Fiesta will continue to be offered with the naturally aspirated 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque, mated to either a five-speed manual or six-speed PowerShift automatic.

Check out the new 2014 Ford Fiesta in our live image gallery above, and feel free to read through the press release for all the details below.
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New Ford Fiesta Shatters Small-Car Mold: Best Projected Miles Per Gallon, Connectivity, Performance, Personality

-New Ford Fiesta bursts onto the scene with an impressive lineup of powertrain options anchored by the award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine that delivers a thrill-packed ride with unrivaled 40 mpg-plus

-Fiesta is loaded with a dazzling array of features and technologies that proves small is smart

-Personalization features and hot new color combinations make the 2014 Ford Fiesta – on sale next year – a car that not only revels in the spotlight, but demands it

-Fiesta ST smokes the competition with the best performance in its class


LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2012 – Ford's new Fiesta, which breaks cover at the Los Angeles Auto Show, will redefine the small car with a projected best 40 mpg-plus fuel economy rating, an exciting new look, and special features and technology that make it the most fun-to-drive car of its size.

"Customers want cars that are expressive and fun while offering class-leading fuel economy," says Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas. "Fiesta delivers all the excitement drivers are looking for in a car we believe will raise the bar even higher for small cars in North America.

"Our goal with this Fiesta was to take a car that was already a leader in fuel efficiency, performance, connectivity and personality, and make it even better," Fields adds.

Fuel efficiency and fun
The most dramatic and distinctive Fiesta to date will deliver the best miles per gallon among its rivals, led by Ford's patented new 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine. This landmark engine, already selected for both the Popular Mechanics 2012 Breakthrough Award and Engine Technology International's International Engine of the Year Award in Europe, is expected to deliver more than 40 mpg.

With that, Fiesta is projected to be the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid subcompact in America, and stands as a shining example of Ford's commitment to provide consumers with the most fuel-efficient cars, SUVs and trucks.

While the diminutive size of the 1.0-liter EcoBoost saves cash at the pump, it doesn't hold anything back on the road. At 123 horsepower for each liter of engine displacement (the engine's size), the 1.0-liter EcoBoost delivers more power for its size than a Lamborghini Aventador (at 108 horsepower per liter).

EcoBoost is fundamental to Ford's strategy to provide technologically advanced, high-output, smaller-displacement powertrains that deliver uncompromised performance and fuel economy. EcoBoost engines deliver fuel economy gains of up to 20 percent and reduction of CO2 emissions of up to 15 percent, compared with larger, less-efficient engines. Ford's leadership with EcoBoost has resulted in more than 125 patents on the technology. Currently, more than 500,000 vehicles have this engine and by 2013 more than 1.3 million will have EcoBoost.

A triple threat of fuel-saving features – variable-displacement oil pumps, polished tappets and coded pistons – appears together for the first time in the 1.6-liter Fiesta, giving drivers maximum miles per gallon without sacrificing driving fun.

Small is smart
In addition to its new EcoBoost engine, Fiesta boasts a best-in-class suite of technologies and features that give drivers the perfect blend of a connected world and an untethered driving experience.

A new MyFord Touch® system with 6.5-inch touch screen that features enhanced voice control is now available, providing drivers more options than ever for navigation, communication and entertainment functions. Fiesta still features SYNC® AppLink™ capabilities pioneered on the first Fiesta, which allows drivers to access and control Ford-approved smartphone apps with voice commands and vehicle controls while on the go, helping drivers keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Turn-by-turn navigation remains part of SYNC Services.

Ford's MyKey® is a new feature on Fiesta, which enables parents in particular to encourage safer driving and limit their teenagers' exposure to risk at the wheel. The system allows owners to configure maximum speed and audio volume limits. It also mutes audio until seat belts are fastened and ensures driver aids, safety systems and more vigorous alerts cannot be deactivated when used.

"This car was built for the digital generation," says John Schneider, Ford chief engineer, Upperbody Electronics. "With Bluetooth® connectivity and MP3 capabilities, tech-savvy people who use social media to be constantly connected with the world around them won't be slowed down when they get in this car.

"It has always been the belief at Ford that entry-level drivers deserve the best technology," Schneider adds. "We launched SYNC AppLink on Fiesta, and now transitioning to MyFord Touch with this new touch screen enables us to go further in our quest to give drivers the best in in-car electronics."

Built to excite the right-brain driver
Proving to be every bit as creative as its owner, the new Fiesta will offer custom exterior design graphics and sexy new color options. The redesigned exterior boasts a sporty new grille that reflects the new face of Ford.

Inside, things are just as expressive. The cell phone-inspired dashboard and available leather steering wheel and seats amplify the modern interior and entice drivers to get in the car and get on the move. A selection of ambient lighting options allows Fiesta drivers to set just the mood they want. Also available is a new Sony HD audio/satellite radio with eight premium speakers for drivers to more fully appreciate their music.

Big on safety
This continues to be a small car that is big on safety. Fiesta offers the following standard safety features:

-AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control
-Dual-stage first-row airbags
-Driver knee airbag
-Side-impact airbags
-Side-curtain airbags
-Four-wheel anti-lock braking system
-LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)
-Tire Pressure Monitoring System
-Child-safety rear locks
-Anti-theft engine immobilizer
-Improved side-impact safety capabilities

Fiesta ST pushes performance
Fiesta ST is Ford's newest contribution to the world of hot hatches.

A new high-output variant of the award-winning 1.6-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine propels Fiesta ST with an anticipated 197 horsepower and 214 lb.-ft. of torque. In comparison, Mini Cooper S makes do with 181 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft., while Chevrolet Sonic RS produces 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft.

Unlike the competition, Fiesta ST doesn't simply look like a performance car; it's got the guts to back it up.

Fiesta ST may be born with racing DNA, but there's no price for that performance at the pump. Available exclusively as a five-door hatchback in North America and with a six-speed manual transmission, Fiesta ST is projected to achieve up to 34 mpg.


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      Quen47
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm just happy to see real fog/driving lights.
        Jesus!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Quen47
        I actually like the led strip. Its on the Taurus I have and it looks neat at night. The projecter beams give plenty of light so driving lights aren't really needed. Either way it does not matter to me tho.
        RGT881
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Quen47
        haha you're right Quen, I thought about the very same thing yesterday. I like the hatch, but sedan is, and I know I will sound like a 15 year old, but the sedan is LMAO fugly. Why would anyone buy this? It should be sold in India, Brazil and sketchy parts of Eastern Europe to those who still prefer sedans over hatchbacks.
        Mike
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Quen47
        Yes i agree way better looking than the LED strip.
      ahuisj
      • 2 Years Ago
      If only they could get the back seat to fold down flatter so it was actually a useful hatchback, it would be a heck of a cool little car.
      ocnblu
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well, this color reminds me of that green that was on VW Beetles. It faded really bad. I do like the new 1.0L Ecoboost option, and of course the ST. But a 3-door would just top it all. How about it, Ford?
      Gordon Chen
      • 2 Years Ago
      They really shouldn't offer the 1.6L base model. Yes, it'll be cheaper, but it pales in comparison to its two turbo siblings. Also, in a prior PR, they said the Ecoboost engines tend to be at a 900$, and given how much more you get with that, I think most people would pay more for the 1.0 turbo than save a few hundred for the 1.6 naturall aspirated model.
      eideard
      • 2 Years Ago
      Aside from the excess of emotional and ego problems of many commenters here - any idea if they'll offer the 3-door hatch Stateside?
      Philsshon
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Sedan has to the the most improved new car since the jeep compass facelift.
        CJ_313
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Philsshon
        It definitely looks better. The tail lamps and front grille were the biggest negatives with the sedan, both of which have been addressed nicely with this refresh.
      rboote
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think the new Fusion is a beautiful car, especially from the front, but this nose just looks awkward on this car. I really wish car companies would shy away from "the corporate face." There's nothing wrong with having some differentiation in your lineup so you don't end up looking like mid-2000s Audi where you basically have no idea if it's an A4, A6 or A8 until you check the trunklid.
        GRR
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rboote
        the only thing I dont agree with you at all is that the fusion is a beautiful car, it looks cheap, but your right this nose also doesn't look good on the fiesta. and I specially agree with you on that "corporate face" thing so popular in car brands now a days, its terrible and seems like they are graving the same car and just stretching and squashing it to re-name it. I wish they would quit that concept, and each car had its own proposal
      JC914
      • 2 Years Ago
      i must be the only one but that front end is ugly
        ngiotta
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JC914
        Yep. You're the only one.
        Famsert
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JC914
        It's ugly because it doesn't fit right on the fiesta.. fusion yes, fiesta no.
        Ben Lee
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JC914
        JC I agree with you. the previous front was more natural looking. this one seems grafted with the corporate face.
      baggottgroup
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fusion-inspired? How about Aston Martin-inspired?
        XJ Yamaha
        • 2 Years Ago
        @baggottgroup
        Yup, and there is nothing wrong with that.
          baggottgroup
          • 2 Years Ago
          @XJ Yamaha
          How about being creative? I know that Ford isn't the only one copying the Aston Martin grill. The new Toyota Avalon and Hyundai Santa Fe are also using the Aston Martin grill.
          bazinga
          • 2 Years Ago
          @XJ Yamaha
          Unless it has a Toyota/Lexus, Honda/Acura, or Hyundai/Kia badge... Then they're unoriginal copycats that can't design their own cars.
          XJ Yamaha
          • 2 Years Ago
          @XJ Yamaha
          I'm sorry, please tell me more about how this article discusses Toyota, Honda and Hyundai....
          bazinga
          • 2 Years Ago
          @XJ Yamaha
          The article doesn't mention any of those makes but if you want to ignore the fact that there's a glaring bias within the blog's audience then feel free to do so. Personally, I think there's plenty wrong when a company as large as Ford doesn't show a shred of humility with such an obvious rip-off.
        ngiotta
        • 2 Years Ago
        @baggottgroup
        SInce Ford employees created the Aston Martin design language when they owned them, they probably have dibs on using it.
          bazinga
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ngiotta
          T-Mille is almost right. Aston Martin's signature grille first took shape in 1951 on the DB3; Aston Martin [the company] was founded in 1913.
          T-Mille
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ngiotta
          Actually, the grille has been an Aston Martin signature since they started making cars.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        mbukukanyau
        • 2 Years Ago
        being that its too girly and there is already more girly competation from Mini and 500, and more manly sonic, its caught between a rock and a rock..
          CJ_313
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mbukukanyau
          @ Haelphadreous The Sonic is a sub-combact, it competes with the Fiesta, not the Focus. The Spark competes more with the Fiat 500.
          Haelphadreous
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mbukukanyau
          The Sonic is a Focus competitor. It would be the Spark that would be the Chevy competitor here.
        Gordon Chen
        • 2 Years Ago
        The 1.0L turbo and ST will fix that. Also, I never liked the interior of the current gen. It looks like The Joker. The 2014 interior is in better taste
      GRR
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Ford Fiesta debuts Fusion-inspired face" I think you mean to say Aston Martin-inspired face, obviously... Its sad and vulgar that Ford is going to cary this cheap copy design theme (imitating a brand's face and theme, is cheap, same cheap move chinese cars did) on to all its cars, instead of creating their own brand identity, like any other respectful car maker.
      Luke Scrase
      • 2 Years Ago
      Aston Martin vibe*
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